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called mitch mcconnell thursday for the first time this year. the white house says republicans are spending more time criticizing than working on a solution. >> imagine if republicans would have the amount of effort into finding a solution as they have coming up with hashtags. >> another big question this afternoon, does the public really understand what is going on with the sequestered. a new poll says almost half of americans have barely heard anything about the budget cuts. >> let's take a look at what is going on locally. a piece of the big midwest storm is coming in here. our temperatures are almost as cold in the midwest, but the moisture is not prepared to do much. here is chesapeake bay. we're getting a little mix of precipitation showing up on the radar, but the air is dry and not all of it is hitting the ground. up to the north, radar is indicating some sprinkles and a mix of precipitation is possible. none of it is very heavy. down to the south could be a few degrees warmer and a little more liquid if it is even hitting the ground. here are the temperatures. westmins
calls to republican leaders house speaker john boehner minority leader mitch mcconnell all of the administration is encountering the gop. >> there is a responsibility here on the republican side to do what the president has done which is to hear what people are saying. please compromise. please be reasonable. please not adopt positions that represent them my way or the highway approach. >> and there is a white house effort to paint a doomsday scenario here with federal spending and cuts by 2-3 percent. there is food shortages. military readiness and many republicans will agree the cuts will hurt. others say the president insisted on new tax hikes ignores other reductions that could replace these across the board sequestor cuts. >> if you were to pay federal employees about the same level you pay private employees that saves 32 billion a year. there are other places to cut. you can cut foreign aid in half and save 20 billion. we have a list of savings that we can send to the president if he is interested and we can do this without laying anybody off. >> the president travels
, i wonder if this is a set up. is this mitch mcconnell saying i'm going to set this economy up to fail. i want to hurt the president and see him not succeed and see democrats not move forward. is some of that in play here? >> i think it's fair to say that the republican leadership have certainly dug their heels in now, if you listen to john boehner saying i agree with secretary panetta that sequestration would be damaging. but they are saying this is the president's invention. >> michael: it's good public relations, but the president comes in with something like 52% approval rating at his last polling and congress is so low. doesn't the president have a little more to lose here? >> he does absolutely. if you look at this week no members of congress are in session this week. they are having townhalls they are doing speeches they are talk about -- there are very few people from the small towns of america that don't know what sequestration means anymore. so there is a lot to lose for the president. and i think everybody has a lot at play here if we don't find a
candidacy. kneel like they might have a chance if they can have a conservative democrat run against mitch mcconnell. chris: ashley judd is a native and will take on the senate leader? >> possibly. and you're seeing they're feeling perhaps they can goad her into running. chris: they're going to kill her. they're going to kill home run. movie star in kentucky. >> guns, immigration, hakele. huge issue over the next few months is voting. few lines in the state of the union. twice as many democrats waited half hour as republicans were going to have a supreme court case. that's going to affect elections for years to come. watch what goes on. consider can the federal government really get into elections? >> they can do some things around edges but your question is right. key thing is what happens in the states here. chris: when we come back, i love it, some of the biggest movies this year as you all know have been history movies. "lincoln," and others. what movie is becking to be made that -- begging to be made that hasn't been made yet? we have the hottest pitches. [ male announcer ] pillsbury
mitch mcconnell. the conversations were characterized as good, but no signs reporting progress. national park service budget would take a 5% cut and is expected to affect parks from coast to coast. that likely mean fewer park rangers, reduced hours of operation and closed facilities. >> places like gettysburg will have to turn away 2400 children that are there for school purposes. the bathrooms will be dirty. some of those trash cans will not be emptied. these are the places that speak to who we are as americans, and we are going to cut that budget? >> bullets flying, a maserati and a range rover racing toward a red light on the las vegas strip. it sounds like something from an action movie, but it ended with three people dead. the maserati ran a red light and smashed into a group of vehicles. for more vehicles than collided, injuring six more people, while the range rover is better off. police -- the range rover sped off. check out this stunning video from san of fate, new mexico. a 17-rope links to make scale lift chair at -- a 17-year-old. then he plummets on to the steep run below. r
judd's possible candidacy against mitch mcconnell, and here is karl rove basically criticizing the tea party or essentially slamming the tea party while mitch mcconnell is doing everything he can to cozy up to the tea party. i think republicans around kentucky will be very confused. >> just to be broadening this out slightly, how does mr. rove suddenly pivot from resentment politics that he's been selling to white voters for the last 30 years, they're coming to get your jobs to come and get our jobs. how does he pull that one off? >> yn if he can pull it off, but it's pretty obvious why. he's looking at the people who are paying the bills and the ones who are putting up the money don't want to pay to run campaigns for extreme radical fringe candidates. so he's going where the money is, which is, i guess, probably predictable. >> i guess it is. in a "new york times" profile last week, it was suggested republicans would be thrilled to run against ashley judd, an actress, who is described by her own grandmother as a hollywood liberal. mr. rove's super pac as you have just mentioned have r
three. >> my bag. >> you have a couple of hours. >> stephanie: you can go at mitch mcconnell speed literally to get it done. >> i believe that perhaps i could consider the possibility -- >> time's up. >> stephanie: time's up. that's my time. and now -- [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] a story about cats because i don't know why we do it. apparently every day. cats -- because you all are cat people. cats have been walking all over us for centuries. medievalist, apparently that's a job. a medievalist somebody -- >> sure he works at a university somewhere. >> stephanie: was flipping through 15th century man you on manuscripts in croatia. your average light reading when he came across something remarkable on the pages fee line paw prints. [ laughter ] medieval version of cats walking across your keyboard. as jazz does. >> it happens all the time. >> stephanie: how many times a week do i say what did chris mean? is this a scott brown tweet? >> that's when boots sat on the keyboard and demanded a neck scratch. as boots does. >> stephanie: gawker finishes as if you need additional proof t
. now, here is where it really gets, i think, in some ways, even worse. i have to say, mitch mcconnell does provide me with a lot of material. [laughter] in 2010 the two big tax cuts were all won in 03. in 2010 at a time when, you know, it was pretty clear that that first decade would yield the revenue reductions on the scales somewhere between two and $3 trillion over the first ten years, mitch mcconnell, july 2010, he confirmed the next day that what senator john kyl had set a few days earlier was accurate. he said, there is no evidence whatsoever that the bush tax cuts actually diminish revenue. the increased revenue because of the vibrancy of the tax cuts and the economy. i think what the senator was expressing was the view of virtually every republican on that subject. and i was, this is no kind word that you can say in response to that. they're making this up. they have to be making the sub. to they believe it? a thing to do. the truth is, i think they do. i think one of the things in the last two chapters that i have spent some time with is a lot of the recent research about how
this stuff up. the caucus that boehner of course can't control and mitch mcconnell for that matter. they're against a path to citizenship. so how is this going to play out? >> i think that's why one of the reasons why the president's proposal was actually finally put on paper and leaked, actually put a stake in the ground. now, if we don't have a path to citizenship, let's have an honest conversation with americans, basically saying by not having a path to citizenship, we're creating 11 million folks that are living in this country that basically all of the sudden become stateless. we don't want that. we don't want two americas. >> how do you know john mccain is sincere? how do you me if he really doesn't care if immigration reform passes, but he is home right now knowing that the demographics aren't going to work against him if he wants to run again. >> exactly right. well, first of all, you can only take a person's word, right? so right now his heart and the fact that he is going out front and center. but he also recognizes that anything short within the latino community that doesn't h
called on house speaker john boehner and senate gop leader mitch mcconnell about the looming spending cuts. the calls are his first in weeks to talk to republicans. >> 5:16. as we talk about sequestration, we continue to examine the ways it would affect us in the d.c. region. >> we are hearing the impact could be felt in d.c. >> the zoo officials are telling the washington post is that they will be able to feed and care for animals but there may be programs that might face cuts -- face cuts. live on the panda camera, we see them going through their area. all their zookeeper's are considered essential personnel. in the event of a government shutdown, they would be taken care of as well. zoo officials do say that some projects, such as planned acquisitions of cheetahs for research, may be reconsidered. they also say some job openings that have, like five to reader jobs and numerous animal keeper spots, will remain vacant if sequestration does happen. they say this could be a doomsday scenario, but they are hoping for the best. the have enough money to keep the animals that and get them
conversation with gop leaders like john boehner and mitch mcconnell. both sides are at an impasse. we expect a lot of governors to weigh in. some will be talking with the president at the white house in the next couple of days. >> what kind of effect will have in baltimore? >> you could see it longer lines at the airport, potentially shorter hours. the smaller airports may have a problem with that. a lot of workers could be furloughed if the cuts go through. people will see less money from unemployment. issues with the border control in more southern states along the border. you could see shorter hours at national parks. >> hallie jackson, thank you. >> 30 degrees at the airport. >> big bills and big discussions in annapolis. in annapolis. >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 5:00 a.m. >> good morning. welcome back to 11 news today. i'm stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> today could be the day a magistrate decides if oscar pistorius will go to jail before his trial or avoid going to prison. he is c
. president obama had good conversations with john boehner and mitch mcconnell. the first time the president has talked to mcconnell in weeks. president is going to a military talent in virginia next week. many governors are in town for a yearly meeting and some will be going to the white house to talk to the president. >> what kind of effects will we feel in maryland? >> people of work will get less money from unemployment. look at the furloughs you will see for many federal workers. long lines at security checkpoints at airports. park rangers could be furloughed as well. not to mention all the military impact. >> hallie jackson, thank you. >> the winner of the mega millions during claimed the jackpot on thursday appeared she wants to remain anonymous and purchased the ticket from a gas station in mount airy. she will get $12.6 million after taxes. sounds >> great -- >> sounds great. many decorated bowls for a fundraiser. money goes towards summer camps for children. they have raised nearly $150,000. you can learn more on our website, wbaltv.com. >> that is very therapeutic. 6:10. >> the la
response. in fact, it didn't take any time at all. senator mitch mcconnell's reaction arrived in my inbox before the president finished speaking. today's event at the white house proves once again that more than three months after the november election, president obama still prefers campaign events to common sense, bipartisan action. that was mitch mcconnell the psychic senator. in a paper statement, of course, as congress is currently in recess. speaker john boehner, never one to balk at a touch of plagiarism offered the same criticism but he tried to lay the blame on the president by calling these his sequester cuts. funny that because i seem to remember the speaker striking a different tone on the budget deal that produced the sequester. what was it he said again? >> you look this final agreement we came to with the white house, i got 98% of what i wanted. i'm pretty happy. >> that was it. let's get right to our panel. david corn is washington bureau chief for mother jones magazine, and karen finney is former dnc communications director. both are msnbc political analysts and i'm deligh
to "the ed show." there are signs senate minority leader mitch mcconnell is worried about losing his job. actress ashley judd is seriously considering running against the gentleman from kentucky. she is reportedly consulted with new york senator gillibrand and hired a democratic pollster to judge her chances in the bluegrass state. karl rove already spent $10,000 attacking ashley judd with this wild and crazy commercial, and now mitch mcconnell is taking on judd in his first commercial of his 2014 reelection campaign. it pokes fun at the president of the united states and other possible democratic candidates who might take on mcconnell. >> i'm going to start with this young lady right here in sort of the pink-white blouse, right there. and wait until the microphone comes up. introduce yourself. >> from the volunteer state, i proudly stand to nominate. >> whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. >> tennessee, the home of former president al gore. >> the fact mitch mcconnell is spending time and money attacking ashley judd is a sure sign he is in deep trouble. come on, she is a hollywood liberal from tenne
,000 attacking ashley judd with this wild and crazy commercial, and now mitch mcconnell is taking on judd in his first commercial of his 2014 reelection campaign. it pokes fun at the president of the united states and other possible democratic candidates who might take on mcconnell. >> i'm going to start with this young lady right here in sort of the pink-white blouse, right there. and wait until the microphone comes up. introduce yourself. >> from the volunteer state, i proudly stand to nominate. >> whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. >> tennessee, the home of former president al gore. >> the fact mitch mcconnell is spending time and money attacking ashley judd is a sure sign he is in deep trouble. come on, she is a hollywood liberal from tennessee who might run in kentucky? meanwhile, recent poll numbers also don't look too good for mcconnell. only 17% of kentucky voters would vote for the senate minority leader if the election were held today. another poll shows his approval rating at 37%. it makes him the least popular senator in the country. and in a head-to-head matchup against ashley judd, mcconnell
. and guess what today? president obama actually dialed up republican leaders john boehner and mitch mcconnell to talk about the sequester. this is good. it's called communication. we'll have a full report coming up from our man in washington robert costa. remember how we told the other night about how federal workers are still getting pay raises despite a so-called pay freeze? it turns out federal worker pensions are facing huge unfunded liabilities that could bankrupt them and force a new taxpayer bailout. but on the whole, folks, have no fear, america. help is on the way. this is "the kudlow report" and it starts right now. >>> all right. first up tonight the sky is not falling. even the president's own press secretary backed up president obama's sequester threat of mass layoffs. take a listen to jay carney. >> we agree with the consensus estimates here again from private outside economic firms from the congressional budget office that say we would lose, the country would lose up to 750,000 jobs if the sequester were allowed to be implemented. >> talking about hundreds of thousands of job l
and senate minority leader mitch mcconnell yesterday. we don't know what was said in those calls, but we do know they didn't result in new meetings between the president and congressional leaders. both sides instead focusing on dominating this debate. >> democrats don't seem to understand that taxing americans dampens the economy. republicans don't seem to understand that massive unfocused cuts right now are going to slow down the economy. >> you seriously have to wonder whether anyone in washington, in the house and the senate, in the white house and the administration, republican, democrat, do they ever go outdoors? >> so the economic hammer falling at the end of the month. $85 billion in cuts. what will that mean to your wallet or your family? $619 million in cuts to the federal aviation administration which could result in major flight delays for travelers. $406 million in cuts to head start programs meaning 70,000 children losing access and potential layoffs of 14,000 teachers and staff. and $120 million cut to health care facilities which would impact an estimated $900,000 patients. j
republican leader mitch mcconnell still prefers campaign events to -- joining me now for our daily fix, chris calizza and managing editor of post politics.com. well, chris, we saw the performance at the white house. this was a set piece, if you will. the instant response from mitch mcconnell. the bottom line is neither side is negotiating. the white house now assumes the sequester is going to go into effect. is this going to be worked out by continuing resolutions by the end of march? a little bit of short-term pain, long-term gain? >> yep. you know, andrea, i think performance on both sides is the right word. look, i think the policy debate over whether a deal with get done between now and march 1st to avert the sequester is over. congress is away for the president's day week. when they come back, there's wide disagreement on how to do this. should tax increases, tax reform be included? the way washington works, they're not going to get something like this done before march 1st. mitch mcconnell, john boehner know that, and president obama knows that. what you are seeing now is the positionin
cut with a mixture of spending cuts and closing tax loopholes. senate minority leader mitch mcconnell fired back saying "tote's event at the white house proves once again that more than three months after the november election, president obama still prefers campaign events to common sense bipartisan action." protesters and debt simpleton bowles rolled out their new plans to balance the books. one that will spread the hurt on both sides of the aisle. >> it's become clearer and clearer to us, that if in fact we're actually going to get a bipartisan deal, that we're going to have to push both sides to get out of their comfort zone. >> if anybody can't understand what we're trying to do, and if anybody can't understand the sequester isn't really -- it's just going to do total disruption. >> joining me noun john harwood, cnbc correspondent. last week it was the meteorite, i guess bruce willis needs to roll into town and save us from another countdown. i think everybody at home believes this is ridiculous and we can't fathom how we're here again. >> well, it is ridiculous. but we're here ag
ahead of time there is always talk that the top republican in the senate, mitch mcconnell may not just face a general election challenge from ashley judd, he may face a tea party challenge from his own party, a named challenger already raising his profile in the state of kentucky against mitch mcconnell. the right wing pundits' fear right now is up in arms about how candidates are handle their fight. they're not on the republican side on this. the fox news channel has gotten rid of sarah palin and dick morris. they have hired scott brown and herman cain and dennis kucinich. hmm. the big headline out of the republican governors conference this year was louisiana republican governor bobby jindal insisting that republicans must stop being, quote, the stupid party. and the line was not meant as a joke. we're now a week away from the filing deadline in the first u.s. senate race that will take place after the presidential election, the race to fill john kerry's open seat in massachusetts. we are a week out from the filing deadline, and it is not at all clear if any republican vying for that
chuck hag hagel? according to the weathercast post minority leader mitch mcconnell has deputized he seems to drift. on sunday mccain had this to say about the prospect of a filibuster against hagel. let's watch. >> wi've never filibustered a presidential cabinet appointee, and i don't think we should start here. >> he sarksd quote, i believe he had fulfilled the rigorous requirements that the committee demands and by tuesday he rebuked ted cruise for his harsh critique of hagel. he agreed. take a look at this. >> hagel is an honorable man and has served on the committee and no one should impugn his credibility. >> tuesday mccain introduced a new wrinkle. he wrote a letter to the white house requesting more information about what the white house did during the benghazi attack. he told "foreign policy magazine," quote, we need to know what the president's conversations were. i would vote no on thursday to disclosure unless the information is provide. by tuesday, or almost every day of the week, he said the president has responded to his satisfaction. but he didn't vote for closure. he
conversation between the president and republican leaders mitch mcconnell and john boehner. our guest follows the story for the hill newspaper. what news came out of these phone conversations? guest: not much from the press secretary or congressional leaders. they have been very tight- lipped. it is interesting to say that things do seem to be heating up little bit. congress will come back next week -- it is unlikely either version, republican or democrat, of the bill will pass. and will set up for a dramatic week that is unlikely to come towards a solution on this issue. host: how engaged is the president on all this? there have been discussions that he is on the campaign trail, campaigning on sequestration, but not meeting face-to-face with congressional leaders. guest: that has been a frequent complaint from congressional republicans. the president thinks he has the high ground. during an interview with al sharpton, he said, 75% of americans agree that the sequester bill should include both spending cuts and new tax revenues, which is the president's preferred plan. he did a bunch of inter
house speaker john boehner and senate gop leader mitch mcconnell yesterday, discussions were described as good but not progress. hundreds of thousands are looking at layoffs and smaller paychecks if those cuts take effect. >>> and the stalemate has taken to twitter for the president's increase in taxes and spending reductions. late thursday john boehner's spokeman tweeted to white house press secretary jay carney, quote was it balanced when the president got $600 billion in revenue with no spending cuts just last month? well, carney replied, saying in part, back in the real world, the president has signed $2.5 trillion in deficit reduction. >>> now, to a developing story in nevada where the manhunt continues this morning for the driver of a black range rover sport involved in a deadly shootout on the vegas strip. three people were killed including rapper kenneth cherry jr. after an altercation. police said the chase led to a car-to-car shooting spree with a maserati racing toward a red light. the maserati crashed into a taxi which burst into flames killing both drivers and a passenger.
the white house of using scare tactics to force them into a budget deal. president obama called mitch mcconnell and john boehner thursday. he told al sharpton's radio listeners the gop appears willing to let the cuts go through. >> their basic view is that nothing is important enough to raise taxes on wealthy individuals or corporations and they would prefer to see these kinds of cuts. >> reporter: democrats say if the cuts go through, dozens of federal agencies will have to trim workers affecting everyone from food inspectors to fbi agents. but republicans believe the cuts are being blown out of proportion. house majority leader eric cantor said in a statement, president obama has said that unless he gets a second tax hike, he will be forced to let criminals loose on the streets. the meat at your grocery store won't be inspected and emergency responders will be unable to do their jobs. these are false choices. lawmakers will make their choice when they return to work next week. in washington, danielle nottingham, kpix 5. >>> despite that news, stocks are r
of the presidency, the big knock was that the president didn't talk to mitch mcconnell, who was running the senate, didn't talk to him for a year. they felt like that was a tipping point where things went south, as far as a relationship. >> and jim, as we discussed before, aren't there a lot of lawmakers involved who say it complicates the reform? when the bill leaked out, rubio and paul ryan said why are you interfering here? >> yeah, i think it is before you have the legislation, be able to talk to republicans, the question is on gun control, do you want a deal? if you want a deal you have to bring republicans into the mix. so for the president, it is a tough deal. the president says every time i do engage you guys you end up not wanting to do business with me. or you end up going public saying i'm a fraud, or -- or not with you, he can't have it either way. there are senators who say he wants to do business. there is the provision on tax reform, on guns, immigration, to get something done, maybe not everything the president wants if they can figure out how to improve relationships between the o
, president obama called house speaker john boehner and senate minority leader mitch mcconnell to discuss the pending sequestration. mcconnell's office says it is the first he has heard from the president since new year's eve. >> thank you. >>> the former director of d.c.'s homeland security agency has been charged with tax fraud. millicent west is expected in court today to plead guilty to one felony count of attempting to incident fear with the administration of internal revenue laws. the charge appears to be connected to the conviction of former councilmember harry thomas, jr. if convicted, west could spend up to three years in jail. >>> d.c. council member are holding a special meeting next week to discuss taking action against ward one councilman jim graham. two week ago, an ethics board said graham broke the code of conduct three times when it came to the district's lottery contract and development deal connected to metro. graham has oversight hofer how the alcoholic beverages are regulate in the district. the council will discuss whether to strip him of that power. graham hopes cou
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